Fri.Jan 22, 2021

Biden and the future of clean energy politics

GreenBiz

Biden and the future of clean energy politics. Sarah Golden. Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:00. Have you heard about the clean energy triangle? . The theory goes that in order to rapidly deploy clean energy, you need three elements: technology; policy; and finance.

Why Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid

GreenTechMedia

This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has done before. What comes next?

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The problem with zero-waste goals is the word 'waste'

GreenBiz

The problem with zero-waste goals is the word 'waste'. Jim Giles. Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:15. This essay originally appeared in Food Weekly. Sign up for your free subscription.

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Hydraloop recycles up to 260 gallons of water per day

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hydraloop is making water recycling easier for all types of buildings

Episode 252: Duty to democracy, lower-carbon labs

GreenBiz

Episode 252: Duty to democracy, lower-carbon labs. Heather Clancy. Fri, 01/22/2021 - 02:15. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:40). Supporting democracy becomes the measure of leadership. The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers.

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LEED Gold apartments provide supportive housing in Los Angeles

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Westlake / Rampart Village neighborhood of Los Angeles welcomed the Rampart Mint Apartments, a new permanent supportive housing project that provides secure and sustainable housing for people who are experiencing homelessness

Corporations have taken a major stand against dirty electricity 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

The United States may have abandoned the Paris Agreement, an international treaty combatting climate change, but not everyone is silently standing by. More businesses and corporations are adopting progressive environmental goals, with solar investments at the top of their lists.

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FNTECH: Leading Sustainable Production of In-Person, Hybrid and Virtual Events

Green Business Bureau

No matter the size, budget, or form, FNTECH translates business aspirations into high quality, memorable events. For over 20 years, they have partnered with top-tier companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Vans on in-person, virtual, and hybrid events worldwide.

Century-old water tower is now an award-winning home with stunning views

Inhabitat - Innovation

Seven years after purchasing the water tower next to their childhood home, cousins Ruud Visser and Fumi Hoshino of RV Architectuur have successfully transformed the century-old structure in Nieuw Lekkerland into a stunning home for their families

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Australia Looks to Smart Inverters to Cram More PV Into World’s Top Solar Market

GreenTechMedia

The world’s top market for rooftop solar is looking for new ways to add distributed PV to its electricity system by fine-tuning its interplay with the power grid. This year, utilities in the Australian states South Australia and Victoria will roll out a "flexible exports" pilot. The AUD $4.8

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Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris Agreement

Inhabitat - Innovation

The newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that will kickstart the process for the country to rejoin the Paris climate accord

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EVgo Seeks $2.6B Public Market Valuation in SPAC Reverse Merger

GreenTechMedia

EVgo, which owns one of the United States’ biggest electric vehicle charging networks, is following in the footsteps of rival EV charging provider ChargePoint in seeking to become a publicly-traded company via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) reverse merger.

An unpredictable world: 2021 predictions

Envirotec Magazine

The world remains in crisis as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and climate change action gathers pace. Closer to home, preparation will turn to action following Britain’s departure from the EU at the turn of the year resulting in overnight changes to regulation.

How New Building Rules Can Revitalize Residential Solar in England

GreenTechMedia

Tighter rules on the carbon footprint of new homes in England look set to trigger a fresh boom for residential solar.

Preventing aerosol transmission

Envirotec Magazine

A variety of measures are needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 in nursing homes, and it is particularly important to develop a strategy to protect healthcare workers from airborne transmission.

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LA reaches 10,000 public chargers, two years earlier than planned

Charged

Governments are fond of setting numerical milestones for EV adoption, and sometimes those objectives are actually met. A few years ago, as part of the LA Green New Deal, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) set a goal of deploying 10,000 commercial EV chargers in the city by 2022.

Measuring NOx in combustion

Envirotec Magazine

NOx gases are mostly produced by the combustion of hydrocarbons in vehicles and engines, as well as industrial processes such as power generation and cement manufacture.

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Singapore real estate firm Frasers Property commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Eco-Business

It is the first Singapore company to set a carbon neutral target for 2050

Mapping helps mitigate emissions from wood burning

Envirotec Magazine

Zephyr® air quality sensor attached to lighting infrastructure.

KAUST team assesses deployment of dynamic wireless charging in cities

Charged

By applying statistical geometry to analyze urban road networks, KAUST researchers have advanced their understanding of how dynamic wireless charging systems might influence driver behavior and city planning in a future dominated by EVs.

4 ways the U.S. can reassert leadership on climate change

GatesNotes

Congress and the new administration can help put the world on a path to zero emissions

FNTECH: Leading Sustainable Production of In-Person, Hybrid and Virtual Events

Green Business Bureau

No matter the size, budget, or form, FNTECH translates business aspirations into high quality, memorable events. For over 20 years, they have partnered with top-tier companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Vans on in-person, virtual, and hybrid events worldwide.

Volta Charging raises $125 million in Series D financing

Charged

San Francisco-based charging network operator Volta Charging has raised $125 million in a Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company’s total equity financing to over $200 million.

The Week in Impact Investing: Creativity

Impact Alpha

The Week's Agent of Impact: Amanda Gorman, poet. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Creativity appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

Tesla’s Advanced Battery Research group gets new leadership, Jeff Dahn to become Chief Scientific Advisor for Novonix

Charged

Professor Jeff Dahn is a star researcher in the battery field—he has co-authored 730 papers and holds some 73 patents. Professor Dahn and his research group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia have had an exclusive research partnership with Tesla since 2016.

Indoor Air Quality Takes Center Stage During Building Reopening

Forbes Green Tech

For building owners and facilities managers, indoor air quality (IAQ) is taking center stage as they plan for safe reopening of workplaces in 2021. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business pikeresearchblog

Impact Briefing: Week of January 22

Impact Alpha

On this week’s podcast, host Brian Walsh breaks down creative-economy opportunities with Upstart Co-Lab’s Laura Callanan. We also listen, again, to some of. The post Impact Briefing: Week of January 22 appeared first on Impact Alpha. Podcasts

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Electric Car Charging Service EVgo Going Public As Biden Readies Clean Vehicle Push

Forbes Green Tech

The operator of the biggest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles in the U. is joining the rush to capitalize on demand for clean-tech investments with plans to list shares via a SPAC merger.

U.S. DOE releases hydropower value study

Renewable Energy World

To reveal the current landscape and prospective role and influence of hydropower operations on the electric grid in the U.S., the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) commissioned the Hydropower Value Study (HVS): Current Status and Future Opportunities.

Recap: 12½ Kick Ass Sustainability Ideas for 2021

Terra Infirma

I really enjoyed Wednesday’s Green Academy taster session – we had some great interaction with participants and really positive feedback. If you missed it, you can watch it below – if you want the full experience, download the workbook here first.

Humless Reports Continued Battery Sales Growth Through COVID Year

altenergymag

Company now delivering Energy Storage System (ESS) through authorized installers

Agent of Impact: Amanda Gorman, poet

Impact Alpha

In a star-studded inauguration featuring Lady Gaga and J-Lo, the 22-year old poet stole the spotlight at president Joe Biden’s inauguration. Accolades poured. The post Agent of Impact: Amanda Gorman, poet appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agents of Impact

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Cornwall Insight appoints Emeka Chukwureh as Head of Energy Market Development

altenergymag

Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research, and analytics company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeka Chukwureh as Head of Energy Market Development to its Irish team.

48 SuperDoves Join Planet’s Constellation to Deliver Global Daily Data

Planet Pulse

48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, were successfully delivered to orbit today on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This record-setting launch carried 143 satellites to orbit – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission.

5 Reasons Renewable Energy Benefits Water Quality

Green Living Guy

Everyone knows renewable energy helps the Earth, but it does more than reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. It also immediately improves the quality of life for all living things that rely on water.

'A great vote of confidence': Nissan confirms plan to expand UK electric vehicle manufacturing

Business Green

BBC reports Nissan has concluded Brexit deal has secured long term future for Sunderland factory.

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Adds Electric Vehicle Charging to Massachusetts Renewable Microgrid

altenergymag

Systems will help maximize uptime and support business continuity